Mansfield Center (MANS)

MANS 106 - Elementary Indonesian. 5 Credits.

Indonesian language belongs to category II languages as defined by the DLIFLC (Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center). The Elementary Indonesian Course is designed for those students who are in their initial Indonesian language acquisition level. Student knowledge can vary from `zero? (or no knowledge of the language) to some elementary skills in the target language. The course is organized by topics, grammar points and cultural notes. Students develop fluency of comprehension and oral skills to express their needs as well as simple ideas about family, hobbies, jobs, and daily activities. The classes mainly consist of three components: listening, reading, and speaking. There are some writing tasks as optional assignments. At the end of each week, students are given quizzes to recapitulate what they have acquired during the week. Quizzes include DLPT5-like mock tests (Defense Language Proficiency Test 5), OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview), and written tests.

MANS 107 - Elementary Korean I. 5 Credits.

The Defense Critical Language and Culture Program (DCLCP) (of The University of Montana?s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center) provides intensive language and culture training for members of the National Guard, Reserve, and Active Duty utilizing a congressionally funded Language Training Center (LTC) contract through the Department of Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO)?Grant title: Subaward 2013-LTC-Montana (H98210-13-2-0001). This DCLCP course is designed to meet DoD (Department of Defense) total force Korean language training needs, especially members of the 1st Special Forces Group (Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA) in order to enable the DoD workforce to be better prepared and equipped with the target language, cultural and regional expertise. As a part of DoD Language Training Center, the course is open exclusively for U.S. DoD personnel who would not otherwise enroll into other UMT language course. Nonetheless, we encourage the students to pursue a degree in programs like Eastern Asian Studies, Asian Studies, or political science offered by the University of Montana.

MANS 108 - Elementary Chinese I. 5 Credits.

The Defense Critical Language and Culture Program?s Elementary I is an intensive 120-hour, 30 hours per week course (with 5 hours dedicated to culture and regional studies in English), equivalent to 6 months of college language courses. The course is for Special Forces military students who have previous language training in Chinese language, yet whose skills may have eroded somewhat due to insufficient practice. Students are admitted into the elementary Chinese-Mandarin class if they currently perform at either 0 or 0+ on the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale. In class, the target language is used exclusively when teaching the language, with no English permitted (unless in a case of an emergency when the Chinese word is unknown). Standard Chinese or Modern Standard Chinese (MSC), also known as Mandarin, Putonghua and Guoyu is the official language of the People?s Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan) and one of the four official languages of Singapore. Due to the complexities of this language, the Defense Language Institute categorized MSC as Category IV language, one of the toughest languages to learn for non-native speakers. The majority of the class will be conducted via Video Tele Conferencing (VTC); the remaining portion of the class will be in residence. In order to create communicative and task-based and skill-integration activities in improving students? overall language proficiency level, additional tutoring, counseling and coaching will also be conducted.

MANS 195 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R-12) Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. Experimental offerings of new courses or one-time offerings of current topics.

MANS 206 - Intermediate Indonesian Language and Culture. 5 Credits.

This DCLCP course is designed to meet DoD (Department of Defense) Total Force Indonesian language training needs, with an emphasis on the 1st Special Forces Group (Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA) in order to improve their language, cultural and regional expertise. As a part of DoD Language Training Center, the course is open exclusively for U.S. DoD personnel who would not otherwise enroll in other University of Montana language courses. Nonetheless, the DCLCP does encourage its students to pursue degrees in University programs like East Asian Studies, Central Asian Studies, or political science after their discharge from the armed forces.

MANS 207 - Intermediate Korean I. 5 Credits.

The Defense Critical Language and Culture Program (DCLCP) (of The University of Montana?s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center) provides intensive language and culture training for members of the National Guard, Reserve, and Active Duty utilizing a congressionally funded Language Training Center (LTC) contract through the Department of Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO)?Grant title: Subaward 2013-LTC-Montana (H98210-13-2-0001). This DCLCP course is designed to meet DoD (Department of Defense) total force Korean language training needs, especially members of the 1st Special Forces Group (Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA) in order to enable the DoD workforce to be better prepared and equipped with the target language, cultural and regional expertise. As a part of DoD Language Training Center, the course is open exclusively for U.S. DoD personnel who would not otherwise enroll into other UMT language course. Nonetheless, we encourage the students to pursue a degree in programs like Eastern Asian Studies, Asian Studies, or political science offered by the University of Montana.

MANS 208 - Intermediate Chinese I. 5 Credits.

The Defense Critical Language and Culture Program?s Intermediate I is an intensive 120-hour, 30 hours per week course (with 5 hours dedicated to culture and regional studies), equivalent to 6 months of college language courses. The course is for Special Forces military students who have previous language training in Chinese language, yet whose skills may have eroded somewhat due to insufficient practice. Students are admitted into the elementary Chinese-Mandarin class if they currently perform at either 1 or 1+ on the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale. In class, the target language is used exclusively, with no English permitted (unless in a case of an emergency when the Chinese word is unknown). Standard Chinese or Modern Standard Chinese (MSC), also known as Mandarin, Putonghua and Guoyu is the official language of the People?s Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan) and one of the four official languages of Singapore. Due to the complexities of this language, the Defense Language Institute categorized MSC as Category IV language, one of the toughest languages to learn for non-native speakers. The majority of the class will be conducted via Video Tele Conferencing (VTC); the remaining portion of the class will be in residence. In order to create communicative and task-based and skill-integration activities in improving students? overall language proficiency level, additional tutoring, counseling and coaching will also be conducted

MANS 295 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R-12) Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. Experimental offerings of new courses or one-time offerings of current topics.

MANS 296 - Independent Study. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Offered intermittently.

MANS 306 - Advanced Indonesian Language and Culture. 5 Credits.

This DCLCP course is designed to meet DoD (Department of Defense) Total Force Indonesian language training needs, with an emphasis on the 1st Special Forces Group (Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA) in order to improve their language, regional, and cultural expertise. As a part of DoD Language Training Center, the course is open exclusively for U.S. DoD personnel who would not otherwise enroll in other University of Montana language courses. Nonetheless, the DCLCP does encourage its students to pursue degrees in University programs like East Asian Studies, Central Asian Studies, or political science after their discharge from the armed forces

MANS 307 - Advanced Korean I. 5 Credits.

The Defense Critical Language and Culture Program (DCLCP) (of The University of Montana?s Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center) provides intensive language and culture training for members of the National Guard, Reserve, and Active Duty utilizing a congressionally funded Language Training Center (LTC) contract through the Department of Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO)?Grant title: Subaward 2013-LTC-Montana (H98210-13-2-0001). This DCLCP course is designed to meet DoD (Department of Defense) total force Korean language training needs, especially members of the 1st Special Forces Group (Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA) in order to enable the DoD workforce to be better prepared and equipped with the target language, cultural and regional expertise. As a part of DoD Language Training Center, the course is open exclusively for U.S. DoD personnel who would not otherwise enroll into other UMT language course. Nonetheless, we encourage the students to pursue a degree in programs like Eastern Asian Studies, Asian Studies, or Political Science offered by the University of Montana.

MANS 308 - Advanced Chinese I. 5 Credits.

The Defense Critical Language and Culture Program?s Advanced I is an intensive 120-hour, 30 hours per week (with 5 hours dedicated to culture and regional studies in the target language), equivalent to 6 months of college language courses. The course is for Special Forces military students who have previous language training in Chinese language, yet whose skills may have eroded somewhat due to insufficient practice. Students are admitted into the advanced Chinese-Mandarin class if they currently perform at either 2 or 2+ on the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale. In class, the target language is used exclusively, with no English permitted (unless in a case of an emergency when the Chinese word is unknown). Standard Chinese or Modern Standard Chinese (MSC), also known as Mandarin, Putonghua and Guoyu is the official language of the People?s Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan) and one of the four official languages of Singapore. Due to the complexities of this language, the Defense Language Institute categorized MSC as Category IV language, one of the toughest languages to learn for non-native speakers. The majority of the class will be conducted via Video Tele Conferencing (VTC); the remaining portion of the class will be in residence. In order to create communicative and task-based and skill-integration activities in improving students? overall language proficiency level, additional tutoring, counseling and coaching will also be conducted.

MANS 395 - Special Topics. 1-9 Credits.

(R-12) Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

MANS 398 - Internship. 1-6 Credits.

MANS 494 - Mansfield Center Seminar. 1-9 Credits.

(R-9) Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. A review and discussion of current research. Topics vary.

MANS 495 - Special Topics. 1-9 Credits.

(R-9) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.

MANS 496 - Independent Study. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. Course material appropriate to the needs and objectives of the individual student.

MANS 595 - Special Topics. 1-12 Credits.

(R-12) Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics. Level: Graduate